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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By ahlem
Their website has an online store called...

Their website has an online store called "Latchstore by Southco" I didn't see if you have to order a zillion dollars worth but the unit price is reasonable.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By ahlem
Do a YouTube search for how to break into a car...

Do a YouTube search for how to break into a car with a shoe lace.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-01-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By ahlem
How about something from these guys? ...

How about something from these guys?

https://www.southco.com/en-us/product/hierarchy.html?hid=7345
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By ahlem
Tried that. Didn't work for my Michigan vehicle....

Tried that. Didn't work for my Michigan vehicle. The nut was pretty corroded. I buffed it with a wire wheel and will use antiseize when I reinsert it into the housing.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By ahlem
That doesn't look like the correct part. I...

That doesn't look like the correct part. I checked the part for an e46 and it only crosses over to the X3.
Tomorrow I can see if the actual part from my e46 fits the X5.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By ahlem
New alternator removal tool

I was having a few minutes of fun trying to hammer on the alternator bolt to get the alternator out like the guy in the video. Wasn't working. I invented this set up by sacrificing one of my Harbor...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By ahlem
Testing my updated signature with the current...

Testing my updated signature with the current stable
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-28-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By ahlem
You can look them up on realoem.com and order...

You can look them up on realoem.com and order them from ECSTuning or one of the other sponsors. You might have to troll around a bit to find them but I'd guess they are in the bodywork section. Very...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-27-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By ahlem
One more question (so far). Is there any...

One more question (so far).
Is there any requirement to reset anything after disconnecting the battery before pulling the alternator?
On my 2002 there wasn't and anything e21, e30, and e34 I've had...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-26-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By ahlem
The alternator is needing to be replaced. The...

The alternator is needing to be replaced. The intermittent function is now 11.1 volts.
"I can get 4 more miles out of this before I put it in the garage" I say. Nope. Got 2 more miles dropping off...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 911
Posted By ahlem
Be sure you have enough coolant and heat cycle...

Be sure you have enough coolant and heat cycle and bleed the air and check the fluid level a couple times. On my 3.0 I have a slow coolant loss some where yet to be determined and when it gets a bit...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By ahlem
11.1 volts at the battery when running

My less than 1 year old battery seems to have 11.1 volts when running as reported on my Foxwell scanner Live Data test.
The battery light is on. The battery light just came on and went off. I ran...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-25-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By ahlem
Bavauto had a real helpful video on this. ECS...

Bavauto had a real helpful video on this. ECS Tuning may be hosting it? Search around.
I did mine a while back and with some directions from their video, I didn't have to take off the manifold and I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-19-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,947
Posted By ahlem
I am currently using the "thermos full of hot...

I am currently using the "thermos full of hot water" method on both front doors to un-thaw the latch mechanism. My problem is that if you can open the door then the latch gets stuck open and the door...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-09-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By ahlem
Maybe you need to jumper at the plug to create a...

Maybe you need to jumper at the plug to create a closed circuit. Do you have a wiring diagram?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-04-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,475
Posted By ahlem
I didn't put teflon tape on the non O ring seal....

I didn't put teflon tape on the non O ring seal. Is that why the test 6 results show 020 to 000 on the right side as the fuel sloshes around? 020 on left hand turns and 000 on long sweeping rights....
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-21-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,475
Posted By ahlem
I found the other post. Nice write up. I'll...

I found the other post. Nice write up.
I'll check the sending unit. My first guess is that I bent something or that the float arm popped out of the wiper bracket rather than the wiper itself. I do...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-21-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,475
Posted By ahlem
Thanks for this thread. I changed the O ring...

Thanks for this thread.
I changed the O ring and was testing to see if the siphon pump worked properly now. As it turns out, it was. I ran out of gas on an off ramp today near work. Between the 3+...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-15-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By ahlem
A Harbor Freight coolant pressure tester kit...

A Harbor Freight coolant pressure tester kit would be a good addition to your tool arsenal.
You can identify places where you think there are leaks. You can buy UV dye from NAPA for about $8.00 and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-12-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By ahlem
Posting an update in case someone searches and...

Posting an update in case someone searches and finds this thread...
The O ring was split. I was able to get a complete transfer pump assembly from our local LKQ for $8.00 so I bought it when I was...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-11-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,397
Posted By ahlem
Currently around these parts e53 3.0 X5 models...

Currently around these parts e53 3.0 X5 models are hitting the self serve junk yards. The prices on the related components are very reasonable. I would suggest getting yourself an extra set of what...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-04-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,449
Posted By ahlem
I am anticipating a rear suspension refreshing....

I am anticipating a rear suspension refreshing. Is there a parts list link somewhere to identify what to get ahead of time rather than just looking at realoem?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By ahlem
How's your Power Steering pump? It's in the...

How's your Power Steering pump?
It's in the same general area.
A stethoscope helps (if you can keep it out of the moving parts that is)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-21-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By ahlem
How crackly are the pollution system hoses? I had...

How crackly are the pollution system hoses? I had to replace some brittle ones that leaked a bit. We use UV additive at work. The trick is to not let it sit too long or it's harder to track the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-20-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By ahlem
I also have the option of taking a set off a self...

I also have the option of taking a set off a self serve yard vehicle and cut off the catalytic converters and fab from there.
What I was looking at was a set of headers and then relocating the cats...
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